06 June 2012

Six pictures worth 60000 words

I came across this little cartoon strip on Facebook, and "shared" it there, but I think it deserves more than that. It's about black-white relations in the USA, but is in many ways just as applicable to South Africa.

And it reminds me of an American trade union song I learnt many years ago (sung to the tune of The battle hymn of the republic also known as John Brown's body)

It is we who ploughed the prairies, built the cities where they trade
Dug the mines and built the factories, endless miles of railroad laid
Now we stand outcast and starving mid the wonders we have made
But union makes us strong.

Solidarity for ever!
Solidarity for ever!
Solidarity for ever!
The union makes us strong.

Viva Vavi!


James Higham said...

Yes but with all due respect, they wouldn't have built them at all had it not been for the entrepeneur who gave them work. This is the eternal dilemma.

jams o donnell said...

Good one!

Anonymous said...

In the case of the US at least, don't forget to include the other blacks who actively pull down those blacks who are trying to pull themselves up. White's may not help enough, but blacks need to stop pulling each other down.


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